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"LIVE" from Grandeur of the Seas- Bermuda / Nov 1, 2013

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Hello everyone. . . . I will once again be heading down to Cruise Maryland tomorrow (at the Port of Baltimore) to board the beautiful Grandeur of the Seas for a 7 night sailing to Bermuda.

 

I recently returned from a 6 night Grandeur / Bermuda trip for Aug/Sept 2013 and I was considering not posting “LIVE” since it is the same ship and itinerary. But then I thought that I really love to post. It is a like a journal to me. . .I can’t remember what I did yesterday. . . or last week. I often go back to re read my “LIVE” posts for schedules, arrival times etc. . .

 

 

So I will be posting “LIVE” daily with photos and comments about the public areas, cabins, and beautiful Bermuda. Grandeur will be having an extra Sea Day on the return home, so that will extend our 3rd day (Tuesday) in Bermuda by 6 hours. We will be scheduled to leave at 6PM instead of Noon.

 

 

The forecast for sail away is mild (74F), but we may have a few showers in the morning. If it rains I am sure that the sail away festivities will be held inside, but who knows how the weather will be as I have often posted the forecast but have been incorrect. We are scheduled for Sail away at 4PM, and I will be out and about with a hot coffee.

 

 

My last sailing with Grandeur of the Seas was wonderful with perfect weather. That “LIVE” post can be viewed HERE.

 

When I was there last, I wanted to make it over to St. George’s on the East side, but t didn’t work out. I never really have finalized plans for any cruise, but I am thinking maybe heading over to Hamilton, or the Ordnance Island and Pennos Wharf Passenger terminals.

 

This will be the last sailing for Grandeur to Bermuda for 2013. Grandeur usually shares the Dockyard with another ship throughout the season, but we will be the only ship there for our sailing. Sun Princess will arrive for the day on Wednesday on her last port of call during her Transatlantic cruise to Fort Lauderdale. . .

 

 

I will be sailing solo for this trip, but there are many Cruise Critic friends that will be on board for this sailing. I am hoping for a relaxing cruise, and a valid wireless connection, (Keep your fingers crossed). Have a cup of Coffee, relax and welcome aboard !

 

 

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

 

 

Grandeur of the Seas at Cruise Maryland

 

 

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Great Gatsby Dining Room

 

 

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A view from the (FWD) Promenade Porthole in Bermuda (Sep 2013)

 

 

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Grandeur of the Seas Centrum “WOW” in Sep 2013

 

 

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The Sea is Calling . . . I need to be recharged . . .

 

 

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Our itinerary. . .

 

 

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Looking forward to your live updates. You always do such a great job.

Hope the seas are calm and the weather is sunny and warm.

Enjoy your cruise.

 

Craig

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Thanks for all of your posts. It has always been great reading & seeing of the information. We will be on the Grandeur in 3 weeks, so we are excited to read all of your posts.

 

Joe & Sally

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Looking forward to this one as much as the previous ones - so glad you decided to post live :)

 

Carol

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Looking forward to sailing on this fine ship with you and our friends.

 

See you in the morning.

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Wow how time flies! Seems you were just on Grandeur. Looking forward to your "LIVE". We were in Bermuda last year at this time on Explorer. We sailed through Sandy. Looks like your weather is going to be much nicer! We did have beautiful weather in Bermuda! Happy sailing!

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Mark,

 

We will be getting on the Grandeur Nov. 8 as you are getting off. Thanks so much for doing this. Your live reviews are very special. One of these days we will be on the same ship at the same time. Until then, we owe you a drink.

 

Bon Voyage!

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I am also looking forward to your next review. We will be sailing her 10 day Eastern Caribbean in December for the first time.

 

I am wondering about shade in the Solarium. Would you take a look and comment on the availability of shade there? Looking for loungers not just the table and chairs that are usually plentiful on ships. Thanks. I can't soak in the sun!

 

Enjoy your cruise!

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Looking forward to sailing on this fine ship with you and our friends.

 

See you in the morning.

 

me tooooooo

 

Sent from my Galaxy S3, somewhere in the galaxy

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Hurray!!! Another LIVE broadcast, love it. Thanks for taking your time to do this for the rest of us who are stuck at home or work or anywhere but on a ship.

Norma

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Mark

 

Can't wait to hear about this fabulous week....and you have some great buddies sailing along too....

 

It's coffee time for sure....

 

Ken and Meg have a wonderful time....

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Love following your live posts. Won't be able to follow this post as I will be on board with you. Allll right!

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Yaaay, another Radio "LIVE" review. Smooth sails to you and your cruise buddies, especially MedicKen and Megr whose posts add so much to your review :)

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great. i am all set to follow to bermuda. will help pass the time for my next cruise

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Radio, you go ahead, have your fun, ... but in 16 days, she's mine!!! ;)

 

Really do hope you have another great cruise. Looking forward to tagging along, ... from my couch. :)

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You really love to post and I love to read your posts! A quick question does Grandeur dock starboard side? I've only seen one web cam view of a starboard mooring but, not sure which ship. Today Explorer is port side to dock.

 

Sure hope you have great weather and smooth sailing! ;)

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Looking forward to sailing on this fine ship with you and our friends.

 

See you in the morning.

 

Have a great cruise as well! :)

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We just returned 2 weeks ago form our first trip to Bermuda on Explorer. Looking forward to your "live" report to relive our trip and see some of the spots we did not get to.

Wishing you calm seas and sunny days!

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So excited! Followed your last two live reports, looking forward to this one. Leaving

on Grandeur in 26 days!

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Radio, so excited to see your posts. I will be on the Grandeur November 16. I have been seeing posts about how terrible the beds are. Could you please check that out and let me know how they are?

Have a great trip! I'll be following your posts. Thanks so much.

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Can!t wait to follow you again. Nov. 1 is my birthday so drink one for me. We Are

doing the 10 day on Christmas Eve. Can't wait.

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Wow, I am finally finished my last day of work before the Cruise. . . Now I am off for 9 days of tranquility ! Ahhh . . .

 

 

Thanks for all of the very nice comments. . . Now I need to finalize my electronics, memory cards. . .and I need to start packing !:eek:

 

 

 

Radio

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My Tropical Getaway is closer than I think. . . Tomorrow is Cruise Day!

 

 

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Thanks Radio for posting. Hoping you will get me through the next ten days till we cruise. :D

Bill

 

Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk 2

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Radio, have a wonderful trip! I'm glad you decided to do your live report!

Wish I was joining you in person,

 

Cheryl

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